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I mean, hey, even the most intellectually gifted beings on this planet need to give their brains some down time every now and again. This Border Collie just got caught up in a vulnerable moment. That's all. With that being said, this is certainly an entertaining development. Shout out to @gee.way.77 for the comedy gold!

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Teacher/Comedian/Definitely-Not-Will-Forte Devin Siebold introduces the many technological pitfalls of being a teacher in a pretty standard classroom. It's a little reassuring and a lot disappointing to learn that things in the classroom haven't changed much in the last few decades. Where's the overhead projector?

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Honestly, all this exceptional drone footage does a phenomenal job at painting a picture of sharks actually being peaceful. Of course, it can be hit or miss, and one should always exercise caution when you're swimming around in their domain, but it's nice to see that some of the massive beings don't live down to the nasty stereotype perpetuated by various films in Hollywood. 

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Lady Buys Wired Mouse, Is Angry It Isn't Wireless

Tech support has to field some of the least tech-savvy people on the planet, like it's literally their job to help people who can't figure this stuff out. Technology is hard to grasp, but that's becoming less of an excuse when computers have been pretty ubiquitous in homes and offices for going on 30 years now. This difficulty leads to some absolutely absurd moments like people not realizing they're deleting all their files or Karens who try to bluff their way through the system. Sometimes the systems themselves are absurd, like this IT guy who learned a machine was stuck on "explode."

lady buys wired mouse and gets angry at tech support when it isn't wireless
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Woman Complains About Computer Losing Files, Realizes She's Been Deleting Them

While none of us are really rocking the floppy disks nowadays, this tale is certainly an entertaining one. The administrative assistant in question goes on to learn that she's been wiping her files clean herself by pairing her floppy disks with a magnet. Yeah, that's a big no-no. At least the issue was resolved when it's all said and done, and she gained some "wisdom" in the process. 

Woman complains that her computer keeps losing her files, and learns she's been deleting them.
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Programmer Humor For The World's Tech Wizards

We're well aware at this point that the folks in this world who work in tech support or just the IT department in general really do hold the keys to the kingdom in some sense. With that being said, tech support deals with all kinds of mind blowing acts of cluelessness from paid professionals that seemingly fell through the cracks on some of the most basic technological knowledge. It could be a scenario where you find yourself being the IT guy who is dealing with a professor that doesn't understand how internet browsers work. That kind of daunting realization requires nothing short of a saintly patience to be able to move forward in the troubleshooting process without losing grip on your sanity altogether.

Or, maybe you're another one of those lucky IT guys who has to calmly walk a company's CEO through how to reboot a computer. Yes, these people really exist. You never know what you might encounter while you muddle through your job in the tech support world. The stories we're able to enjoy from an established subreddit like "Tales From Tech Support" though are eye-opening tales about just how lost some of the world's poor souls are, for when it comes to navigating the use of their computer or other pieces of technological equipment.

Maybe some of the most grim stories from the tech support world will manage to make you feel better about your moments of profound confusion when trying to use your work device. Some people's brains just operate at a frequency where they're completely not tuned into how to use a fancy computer. Perhaps, this is the inevitable collective manifestation of technology continuing to evolve at such a rate that the older generations especially, are pretty much helpless in their pursuit toward getting the most out of their fancy computers, tablets, phones etc. Seems like a reasonable enough assumption to draw. You very well might have fond memories of trying to explain to a parent how they can turn off their iPhone, or change the input on a TV.

But alas, we're straying off the topic of programmers explicitly. Programmers are definitely the backbone of many esteemed companies. They're out there in the pits of the coding world, providing the infrastructure necessary for a company to keep up with these fast moving technological times. With that being considered, it should come as no surprise that programmers are regularly pushed to their breaking point in terms of the kinds of unbelievably clueless questions they field on a daily basis. And these same programmers are furiously working away at all kinds of projects that many of us couldn't hope to understand the first thing about. Maybe we're just gradually sliding into a reality where everyone's going to need to know how to code at some level. The skill itself seems to continue to skyrocket in value, and more and more it's as if people that are able to code have some kind of golden ticket for when it comes to locking down the next promising job opportunity. All in all, these gems from the world's fed up programmers should certainly get the laughs going for anyone who has ever dabbled in the dark art of coding.

A collection of funny insights from various programmers. | Omonbude Emmanuel @BUDESCODE replace programmers with Robots, clients will have accurately describe they want safe.
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Customer Floods Unresponsive ISP Company With Tickets

Man oh man, pro revenge meets malicious compliance in this glorious tale. We have a customer who was without internet, and unable to even get an ETA from their internet service provider. Fortunately, the frustration went on to inspire a calculated, terribly effective act of revenge on the company. We're talking about a whole lot of tickets. Armies of tickets. 

Customer floods useless ISP service with tons of complaint tickets. | not giving an ETA fix flood ticketing system! At first thought this story would have been more suited O r/pettyrevenge, however, after reading O r/prorevenge's Rule 1 order story be pro revenge should involve going out way and going above and beyond get revenge decided s better suited here as feel clearly went above and beyond. Hopefully will find this story as amusing as my friends and find 10 years later.
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Knowledgable Boss Is Underestimated, Proceeds To Win Tech Support

We've seen our fair share of bosses that never should've been put in their places of power in the first place. With that being said, it's nothing short of deeply satisfying to see a boss show the rest of the world why they were given the reins like they were. This boss pulled off some straight up tech support magic, and left everyone else in speechless awe. Pretty awesome that she was able to extract that number in under 8 minutes. You don't even need to know what that means to appreciate the timely manner with which she pulled it off. 

A knowledgable boss is underestimated and proceeds to win tech support. | r/talesfromtechsupport u/syninthecity 17h sometimes need stroke 1 2 4 1 3 1 1 day my boss won Tech Support. Medium mostly lurk, but this..this boys, girls and enbie friends this story had be told. Some minor context do software support thing 's used by essentially everyone may go call with mom and pop running everything on an underpowered ancient SBS 11 multinational running ten thousand server instances their own cloud
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Tumblr Story: Motivated Dog Ends Up Herding Lawn Roomba

We can't say that we're particularly surprised with how this wholesome Tumblr story about a motivated dog and a lawn Roomba shakes out. Dogs must be equal parts mystified, amused, and terrified of those strange Roombas. It's only natural that at some point they're going to try and herd the dang things. 

A wholesome Tumblr post about a dog that would herd a lawn Roomba. | gallusrostromegalus So one my neighbors has lawn Roomba or whatever they're called, and this thing trundles around looking like background robot background original trilogy, and ABSOLUTELY BAFFLING DOGS. They have concluded think s some kind prey animal because right after this video ended they decided crouch down and stalk which means 90% sure l'm going have stop Arwen eating at some point.
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Plenty of people are out there flying their drones and working to create stunning videos, but this one right here is something magical. This dude's skills are off the charts. He gets so dang close to that lion. 

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Incompetent CTO Refuses To Fix Company's Security Flaw, Revenge Ensues

Literally, it's hard to comprehend the fact that this CTO possessed the puzzling level of ignorance that manifested in actually giving every employee at the company the same password. Like, do you want the company to get hacked, or what bro? It just seems like some kind of open invitation at that point. Really. Fortunately, for the company the CTO was eventually replaced. Hopefully the CTO learned their lesson. 

Company doesn't want to fix security flaw, IT guy shows them what's up. | r/ProRevenge u/ROKexpat 12h Join 3 6 Don't want fix my issue? Well think its time new CTO just want state this issue is going blow some peoples presented nothing short incredible. And fact never had major security breach is astounding truly is. minds security flaw this flaw may ask
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IT Guy Learns Machine Is Stuck On In "Explode" Setting

It's not crazy to wonder, maybe there's a way to avoid having a piece of equipment risk explosion if one computer monitor fails. Not trying to be pushy here, but it's a thought. Tech support sees its own share of nightmares, and we should thank them every day for solving the problems everyone else seems so inept at dealing with. For another fun tech support story, here's the tale of Miss Jones.

IT guy responds to ticket, a machine is stuck on and the gas inside could explode | Posted by u/Rusty99Arabian 1 day ago 2 34 Explosive Gas story Short Or one time had Priority 1 (multiple lives threatened) support ticket worked at number universities, where pay is bad and clients have unusually weird problems. One day ticket came at 4 PM on Friday, stating user's monitor wasn't working our furthest building, which due bus route inefficiencies, would be 3 mile round trip walk. And, our boss had
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Dude Thinks WiFi's Broken, Uses Ethernet Cable For Months, Learns Toggle Got Switched

Technology can throw us all for a trip at one point or another. Sometimes we fall prey to our own naive assumptions, and proceed to suffer through months of uncomfortableness (lousy chair with ethernet cable for this guy), and then we ultimately learn that the dang thing we thought was broken wasn't broken at all. Oh well. We live and we learn. 

Dude uses ethernet cable for months cause he thinks WiFi is broken, learns it wasn't at all. | TIFU and used an ethernet cable 9 months M Writing on mobile, apologies if formatting is odd. Also obligatory this-wasn't-today disclaimer. As many us have been doing over past 10-odd months been working home lot more. There's lot paper-based processes need doing as part my job, but last March fortunate be given opportunity work home, and given laptop this worked fine day brought home, and looking
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Just in case you've never feasted your eyes upon some RC racing at play, it turns out that it's quite the exciting spectacle to behold. These guys aren't messing around. Plus, the actual race announcer is beyond jacked up, which makes the whole event that much more entertaining to sit back and watch. 

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Coworker Disregards IT Guy's Advice, Fiery Mess Ensues

Some people are more stubborn than others, and sometimes that frustrating stubborn stance goes hand in hand with acts of stupefying, blind ignorance. Take this IT dude's coworker who decided to have nothing short of a hysterical meltdown over what she viewed as a faulty printer. Well, one thing leads to another and before you know it, she's created a fire in the office. To make matters more dramatic, she decided to put the fiery papers on the counter instead of into the sink. It sounds like logic was a lacking quality from the beginning in this tale of tech support. 

IT dude's coworker refuses to take the printer advice she's given, fire ensues. | r/talesfromtechsupport u/TheClawsThatCatch 3y must be pri Zen and art starting fire lunchroom Long man sits at desk front man's desk is window. Through window he sees woodpecker tapping on windowsill. Tap, tap, tap sound is not entirely unpleasant and he savors its rhythm as scent fresh coffee wafts up cup on desk. He is at peace.
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Entitled Mom Brings Kid To Daycare With Tablet, Gets Booted

Every parent has a different way of parenting, but that doesn't really fly when it comes to dropping off your kids at a daycare business. This lady tried to undermine the rules and it got her the boot. Hopefully that kid will one day learn to exist without a tablet. For another entitled parent moment, here's a parent who blamed the teacher for their own kid not showing up to virtual class.

entitled mom lets kid have tablet at daycare and gets kicked out | r/AmItheAsshole Posted by u/porosisr 14 hours ago O 18 17 S 15 E 16 2 AITA not changing my rules and terminating care have home daycare like think pretty lenient but do have one big rule: Don't make bad guy understand might have different rules but don't make child resent by not backing dn Anyway, another rule is don't allow outside toys or electronics. Kids can bring stuffed animals nap if they're sleeping on rest mats but don't
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